LibriVox recording of The Turn of the Tide, by Eleanor H. Porter.
What a joy! How exciting! Margaret Kendall returned home, to her loving and equally beloved mother's arms after 4 years in the slums of New York City- where she endured unimaginable hardships. This hardship made the naturally brilliant nine-years-old strong, resourceful, and full of questions which her mother finds it hard to answer. But this is not the end of the problems she would have to face. Those will include her mother's intended marriage, her need to get along with her stepfather's people, and her ever present worry about her poor friends from New York who were there for her in her darkest moments. This book is full of twists and turns, but you can hang on to the sub-title "How Margaret Solved Her Problems", and feel more of it's magic. You may think this is a dark book. Yes, it has it's dark parts. But it is also humorous, beautifully written and uplifting. Note that the prequel to this book, Cross Currents, is also available as an audiobook from the LibriVox catalog (Summary by Stav Nisser)
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September 22, 2015 Subject:
the first three chapters are read wonderfully the next reader is horrid
Starting out the read was wonderful up until the fourth chapter when a woman from Dallas starts reading giving the child 'a poor white trash' southern style accent not bothering to realize this is a northerner. Its extremely irritating. I am hoping she is only going to read this fourth chapter and go away. The story up till then was wonderful, but now I am almost ready to stop. Will continue and see if they swap out readers if not I can't stand to go on.